KL Sports City

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KL Sports City
Bandaraya Sukan Kuala Lumpur
المدينة الرياضية كوالا لمبور
吉隆坡体育城
கோலாலம்பூர் ஸ்போர்ட் சிட்டி
LocationBukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates3°3′16.8″N 101°41′28.2″E / 3.054667°N 101.691167°E / 3.054667; 101.691167
Main venueBukit Jalil National Stadium
Capacity: 87,411
Public transit SP17  Bukit Jalil LRT station
OwnerMalaysian Government
Construction
Broke ground1 January 1992
Built1 January 1995
OpenedSeptember 11, 1998; 20 years ago (1998-09-11)
Renovated1 January 1996
2017
Expanded1 January 1998
2017
ArchitectWeidleplan Consulting GMBH, Stuttgart, Germany
Populous[1]

The KL Sports City (formerly known as National Sports Complex or Kompleks Sukan Negara) in Malaysia is the largest sports complex in the country. It is located in Bukit Jalil, 20 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Described as the "sports complex in a park", it was the only one of its kind in the country or region when it was fully developed. It was officially inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, on 1 January 1998 ahead of the 1998 Commonwealth Games in which it staged the Games' opening ceremony. The complex was upgrated to KL Sports City in 2017 for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

Access[edit]

Kompleks Sukan Negara is easily accessed via Shah Alam Expressway, Puchong–Sungai Besi Highway, Maju Expressway and Kuala Lumpur–Seremban Expressway. It is also served by  SP17 Bukit Jalil LRT station.

Features[edit]

  • A main arch to the National Stadium with pool fountains
  • A keris, Malay dagger at the entrance of National Stadium which symbolizes the warrior spirit of sportsmanship.

List of structures and amenities[edit]

Stadiums[edit]

National Aquatic Centre

Parks[edit]

  • Bukit Komanwel (Commonwealth Hill)
  • Family Park
  • Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Club

Miscellaneous[edit]

National Sports Council Headquarters as seen from Maju Expressway

Notable events[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://populous.com/news/2017/05/12/kl-sports-city-rejuvenated-and-ready-to-host-the-south-east-asian-games/
  2. ^ Return Journey to Kuala Lumpur Retrieved at 8 June 2014
  3. ^ "Arsenal to undertake pre-season tour of Malaysia and China this July". London: Guardian. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-01.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°03′17″N 101°41′34″E / 3.054768°N 101.692704°E / 3.054768; 101.692704